Ian Rapoport reports that the Green Bay Packers are expected to be active in free agency this year as they try to remake their struggling defense.
Rapoport mentions that they want to get more athletic and versatile on the defensive line, which could lead the Packers to part ways with impending free agents Ryan Pickett and B.J. Raji. According to Rapoport, Green Bay could sign as many as five players in free agency.
Green Bay GM Ted Thompson has been notorious for sitting free agency out and focusing on the draft, but continuously trying to fill holes with younger players has created some other issues, specifically in the secondary.
The Packers defensive lineman have routinely weighed 300 plus and focused on taking up space more than getting interior pressure, but it appears as though they have decided to look for more players who resemble the build of Datone Jones.
They will have close to $30 million in available cap space to work with, so they should be able to find some decent options. One to watch could be Arthur Jones who was with the Ravens and is coming off of a pretty impressive season.